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Maintenance Planning and Scheduling (MPS)


In today’s competitive market, companies are under increasing pressure to produce higher quality goods and services at lower production costs. A key component of the overall cost of manufacturing is maintenance and the key role of maintenance is to guarantee the reliability of the production plant. The crucial element for ensuring that maintenance is cost-effectively delivered is the planning and scheduling of maintenance tasks.

The foundation of excellence and achieving cost-effective equipment reliability starts with Maintenance Planning and Scheduling.

The role of Maintenance Planner has changed dramatically over the last two decades years with the introduction of complex CMMS systems that promise to make life easier. While the introduction of these new and improved systems has increased our ability to gather disseminate information, most planners and maintenance managers are starting to understand that their lives have become anything but easier. 

The quality of the outputs from these systems is reliant on the quality of the inputs and these can only be assured if we have a robust management system to support maintenance, engineering, and operations. More and more the maintenance planner is seen as the champion of “The System” but what has been done to improve his or her understanding of the intricacies of asset management in this new technological age?
The answer is often very little. To break the cycle of “garbage in, garbage out” of the CMMS we must develop the personnel in this key role and turn them into asset management planning champions. To do this they must have an understanding of asset management fundamentals and where maintenance fits into the mix. 

If organizations are to move toward an asset management environment with a focus on maximizing equipment life, then the planner must be seen more as a whole of life Asset Management Planner. This course is the starting point for that transition.


Whether you are new to maintenance planning or you have been doing maintenance planning schedule for a while, this training/webinar program will give you new knowledge, insights, and skills that are of great value to your maintenance career and income earning potential.

Maintenance planning plays a critical role within the overall physical asset management processes yet, many organizations are still struggling to get it implemented properly and reap the benefits that it brings. As a result of your participation in this Maintenance Planning training course, you will also identify the responsibilities you will need to embrace in order to establish an effective maintenance planning function.

This training course places the emphasis on the key processes and techniques of maintenance planning that are necessary to sustain the reliability of our assets.

This training course will highlight:

  • The building blocks of an efficient planning function
  • A fast track programmed maintenance development process
  • Planning work for quality and efficiency
  • Scheduling work in a manner that ensures the continuity of operations
  • Gaining the commitment of operations to the maintenance plan and schedule
  • Generating performance indicators that pinpoint problems and opportunities
  • Eliminating equipment defects through detection, disclosure, planning, scheduling, and execution 


By attending this technical training on “Maintenance Planning and Scheduling” delegates will be able learn and deliver the following things.

  • Achieve maximum maintenance effectiveness through proper planning and scheduling activities.
  • Become proactive rather than reactive in carrying out maintenance activities.
  • Increase equipment Availability, Reliability, safety and plant profitability.
  • Differentiate between the planning and scheduling process.
  • Apply appropriate prioritization methods based on business risks and needs.
  • Implement a Knowledge Management System to address the craft skills shortage.
  • Design repeatable procedures to reduce maintenance-induced failures.
  • Develop a scheduling process that integrates with Operations.
  • Describe and integrate the interdependencies with the Storeroom.
  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiencies of the maintenance process.
  • Understand common maintenance problems, delays and inefficiencies
  • Use performance metrics, PM compliance, schedule compliance, backlog, efficiency, and labor utilization
  • Define the term backlog and its relationship to estimating
  • Create effective job plans


The training content for this program is as follows:

  • Planning & Scheduling Role in Asset Management
  • Foundations of Maintenance Planning & Scheduling
  • Roles & Responsibilities
  • A typical work management framework
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Identification & Evaluation of Work
  • Work prioritization
  • Maintenance Planning (What/How)
  • Scheduling (Who/When)
  • Backlog Management
  • Work Execution & Closure
  • Shutdowns and Outages
  • Recording & Analyzing work history
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Common Maintenance Planning & Scheduling Barriers
  • Learning and Improving the Planning & Scheduling Process
  • Tips to Success in Planning & Scheduling


Successful maintenance planning and scheduling programs require the disciplined application of proven processes and interdepartmental partnerships. It is important for departments that are influenced and impacted by the processes to understand the processes. People in the following roles should participate in this training:

  • Maintenance Planner
  • Planning engineers
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Operation Engineer
  • Operation Coordinator
  • Production Supervisor
  • Reliability Engineer


Live virtual training program over gototraining platform.


A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those delegates who attend the entire duration of the webinar/training course.


Program Fee - INR 10,000 /-  for Indian Participants

Program Fee - USD 250 /-  for NRIs, foreigners

This fee is inclusive of documentation, GST, access to webinar & Q/A session.


DATE - 28 - 29 Dec, 2020

LOCATION - E-Learning | Live Virtual


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